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Visit Every Park Challenge

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With 163 parks in Ann Arbor's parks system, we are thinking you may not have been to all of them. But what if we challenged you to get out and see how many parks you can get to this summer? 

We invite you to embark on a Visit Every Park Challenge this summer! Get outdoors, explore and discover a new park space you've never been to before and track your journey.   

Use this document to guide you along the challenge. In our list and for our challenge, we define a park property as land that is owned, operated and maintained by your Parks department.  People may not know that the Farmers Market or golf courses are part of the parks department but they are and they are maintained and managed by parks staff.  Regardless of how you define a park, we encourage you to get out and see all that the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation department offers to inspire community, recreation and environmental stewardship through our diverse collection of park owned properties.  And of course we don't have a monopoly on parks as the University of Michigan and Washtenaw County parks add to the park opportunities available in our town.  

Featured Parks of the Week 

We are kicking-off this challenge by featuring 24 parks from June 12-Aug 21. Learn about the features of these parks, and complete an optional activity challenge. These may be physical activities, or something more creative, but still providing fun for everyone. Click on the links below for the Featured Parks of the Week. Every two weeks we will feature a new set of parks that also will have a hidden letter for you to find (one letter per set of parks). Participate all summer long and you’ll collect 6 letters. Unscramble these to reveal a location to receive a prize and win big!

June 12

June 26

July 10

July 24

August 7

August 21

Know Before You Go!

Use this page for a complete list of Ann Arbor parks along with addresses and additional park information.  A printed map (slightly outdated) is available by contacting us at volunteer@a2gov.org or 734-794-6445. 

Tracking Your Progress

Keep track of your progress with the checklist and let us know how you’re doing! Tag us on Facebook (facebook.com/give365program) or Instagram (@give365). Win prizes by visiting 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 parks and contact us to receive your prize: email volunteer@a2gov.org or call 734-794-6445. 

  • Practicing Social Distancing and COVID Guidelines
  • Do NOT gather in groups on the trail.
  • Keep SIX FEET between you and others.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes if you have them.
  • Go around people and step off the trail until they pass.
  • Keep up to date with amenity​ and facility openings by visiting www.a2gov.org/COVID19parks

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you see a park space that you think could use some love and attention or you are interested in volunteering, there are many ways to get involved with our park system!  

To volunteer for a parks, playgrounds, facilities, and general outreach opportunities visit the GIVE 365 webpage. 

Adopt-A-Park is a sub program of GIVE and is perfect for long term volunteering and an avenue for special projects. Contact adopt-a-park@a2gov.org or call 734-794-6445.

To get involved in the Natural Areas, land surveys, stewardship, or controlled burns, visit the Natural Area Preservation webpage.

See something? Report a Problem 

From abandoned bicycles to graffiti to excess litter, report a problem with a park to A2 Fix It: https://www.a2gov.org/services/pages/report-a-problem.aspx  

A2 Fix It is also available on your mobile device through the Apple App  or Google Play store, and can be used to report:

  • Potholes
  • Missed cart pickups 
  • Crosswalk issues
  • Snow/ice on roads or  sidewalks
  • Graffiti on public property
  • Dead or dying street trees
  • Street light outages
  • Traffic signal/sign problems  

A2 Fix It allows users to upload a photo with each request, as a visual reference to help staff quickly locate the problem. It is also helpful for requests to be as detailed as possible.  

Please call 9-1-1 for police/fire assistance, crimes in progress or life threatening emergencies.   



 

​1519 Fuller Road
734-794-6445
volunteer@a2gov.org